Project LIFE Energy as implemented in thirteen SPAs (Special Protection Areas) in the period of 1st September 2014 - 31st December 2019 and was aimed at protecting the ten priority bird species. Project pages are currently updated only on an occasional basis.
The Saker Falcon is qualified as globally endangered because it has undergone a very rapid population decline, particularly on the central Asian breeding grounds, owing to inadequately controlled capture for the falconry trade. After being almost extinct in Western Slovakia at the end of 80s the population of the species is stable and is growing slowly now in Slovakia, especially due to the specialized LIFE projects. The whole population breeds in artificial nests, therefore it is very important to focus the management measures to create new nesting opportunities and maintain the existing ones. It is also crucial to concentrate on management measures on feeding grounds. The breeding population of Slovakia is approximately 40 pairs.